Funding the UN system

Veranstaltungsart
Expert workshop

Ort / Datum
Bonn, 06.11.2023 bis 07.11.2023

Veranstalter

Co-hosted by German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS), the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) and the University of Glasgow


The workshop explored how the UN system is currently funded, what challenges UN financing faces, and what the future of UN financing could and should look like. It brought together academic researchers and pundits to discuss the latest research and new ideas in an intimate setting. Workshop discussions are embedded in the general context of Our Common Agenda and preparations for the 2024 UN Summit of the Future.

The workshop was held under the Chatham House rule. Paper presentations, inputs and comments by the discussants were limited to 8 minutes. A beamer was available for presentations. We kindly requested authors to share papers with all participants by 2 November. Based on workshop discussions, we will explore options for engaging with policy processes in 2024.

Organizers

 

Agenda

Monday, 6 October 2023

Welcome

 

Session 1. Setting the scene: UN funding patterns and challenges

Financing the UN system: patterns and reform options

 

Financing the UN in the context of global change

  • Barbara Adams

 

Comments

  • John Hendra

 

Chair

  • Nilima Gulrajani

 

Session 2. Back to the roots? Assessed and core contributions

Multilateral options for mobilizing core finance

  • Nilima Gulrajani
  • Erik Lundsgaarde

 

Not a silver bullet: The push for assessed contributions for African-led peace support operations

  • Eugene Chen

 

Financing sustainable development (and the UN) in the age of immateriality

  • Claudio Fernandes

 

Tuesday, 7 October 2023

Session 3. False promise? The potential and pitfalls of tied contributions

Pathologies in the United Nations Development System: the role of funding structures

  • Max-Otto Baumann
  • Bernhard Reinsberg

 

The geopolitics of voluntary funding in the UN System: The case of UNRWA from 1949-2023

  • Ronny Patz

 

Comments

  • Eugene Chen

 

Chair

  • Claudio Fernandes

 

 

Session 4. Looking ahead: the future of UN funding Panel

Financing for development

  • Bodo Ellmers

 

Funding compact

  • John Hendra

 

UN reform proposals

  • Silke Weinlich

 

Moderator

  • Roberto Bissio

Hinweis / Please note

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